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The Social Review Podcast Episode 64: Vernacular Social Democracy

Historian Jon Lawrence (author of ‘Me, Me, Me? The Search for Community in Post-War England’) sits down with Jasper to discuss his article on ‘Vernacular Social Democracy’ in the latest issue of Renewal. They dissect what the concept means, the intersection of liberal individualism with communitarianism, how Keir Starmer is doing so far, the weirdness of 2017, and much more. iTunes Link…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 62: Left Out of This Land

Joe, Lines and Julia meet to discuss two big new books about Corbyn’s Labour Party: ‘This Land: The Story of a Movement’ by Owen Jones, and ‘Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn’ by Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire. The team discuss the book’s different conclusions, whether it casts new light on Corbyn’s Labour or not, the importance of interpersonal…

Steamed Hamms 3: Domnishambles

It wasn’t a Westminster bubble story. 71% of people polled felt that he had broken the rules and we’ve all heard the stories of MPs’ inboxes flooded with emails from angry constituents. Hugh and Julia have already written excellent pieces on this issue, but I want to focus on a particular narrative that was prevalent as this saga began – that, by…

Steamed Hamms 2: Coronavirus

Coronavirus changes everything The world has changed in a way that would have appeared unimaginable even a few weeks ago. I expected in this month’s column to be talking about how to react to Keir Starmer as Labour leader. I would have said that Anneliese Dodds should be made Shadow Chancellor and that he will need defending from the right flank of…